SNC Lavalin, Holtec JV awarded nuclear decommissioning contract
Comprehensive Decommissioning International LLC will decommission the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Ocean County, N.J.
MONTREAL—Comprehensive Decommissioning International LLC (CDI), a newly formed company that decommissions shuttered nuclear power plants, will work on the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station in Ocean County, N.J., beginning in 2019.
CDI is a joint venture formed earlier this month between Montreal engineering firm SNC-Lavalin Group Inc. and Camden, N.J.-based Holtec International, a turnkey supplier of equipment and systems for the energy sector.
The contract was awarded by Holtec Decommissioning International, a division of one of the JV’s parent companies, which bought the Oyster Creek station from Exelon Generation—a Pennsylvania-based energy provider.
Under the contract, CDI will be responsible for decommissioning services including demolition and cleanup of the site.
“We have taken our first major step forward today in building CDI’s decontamination and decommissioning business,” said Mark Morant, president, US Nuclear, SNC-Lavalin.
“This project is vitally important to the local community in the Lacey Township region and we look forward to accelerating the safe clean-up of the shuttered nuclear plant site to restore most of the land to unrestricted use and in the shortest time possible,” added Krishna P. Singh, president and CEO of Holtec International.